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    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – She may be the first, but she’s determined not to be the last. For this week’s Black History Month profile CBS3’s Janelle Burrell spoke one-on-one with Philadelphia Fire Battalion Chief Lisa Forrest. And, while she may be petite in stature, she’s making a mighty impact. RELATED: WATCH LIVE: Delaware Gov. John...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – She may be the first, but she’s determined not to be the last. For this week’s “Black History Month” profile CBS3’s Janelle Burrell spoke one-on-one with Philadelphia Fire Battalion Chief Lisa Forrest. And, while she may be petite in stature, she’s making a mighty impact. “I’ve always been a daredevil, anything that...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A record demand for guns because of the pandemic is leading to an incredible demand for ammo. And it’s not just individual gun owners searching high and low. “Record number. Like 8 million guns were sold in the last year since COVID-19 started,” said Oscar Suarez. RELATED: Democratic Miami Beach Commissioner Ricky...
    KELLER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The City of Keller and Town of Westlake will soon begin exploring the possibility of merging their fire departments aimed at improving services and expanding regional response capabilities. “This is an incredible opportunity for both communities to come together to create a regional department, Westlake Fire-EMS Chief Richard Whitten said. “There...
    AMAZON Ring doorbells are now in partnership with around 2,000 police and fire departments in the US. This means those emergency services can request to see footage that the smart doorbells record. 2US authorities can request access to the footage taken by the smart doorbellsCredit: AP:Associated Press According to the Financial Times, 62 law enforcement departments...
    Ring’s police collaborations didn’t slow down in 2020 despite controversies — if anything, they ramped up. The Financial Times reports that the Amazon-owned smart home security brand now has 2,014 police and fire department partnerships in the US, with 1,189 of them added in 2020. Montana and Wyoming are the only two states where Ring...
    All but two US states — Montana and Wyoming— now have police or fire departments participating in Amazon’s Ring network, which lets law enforcement ask users for footage from their Ring security cameras to assist with investigations, the Financial Times reported, Figures from Ring show more than 1,189 departments joined the program in 2020 for...
    BRENTWOOD (KPIX) — The city of Brentwood and some smaller communities in east Contra Costa County are expected to endorse a plan to merge their fire department into the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. Experts say the merger would provide better 911 response times. Although the population in east Contra Costa County continues to...
    A historic home in the area was destroyed by a quick-moving fire. The fire broke out in Poughkeepsie, at 27 South Clinton St., at around 5:15 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 14. First arriving units encountered heavy fire conditions in the first floor and porch area as well as in a detached garage in the rear, said City of...
    A Florida fire department’s final call in 2020 was for an actual dumpster fire, according to the department. Brevard County Fire Department responded to a call regarding a fire in the Viera, Florida, community while they counted down the last moments of the year Dec. 31, CNN reported. The firefighters discovered a dumpster fire, which...
    EAST ORANGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The police and fire departments in East Orange held a holiday caravan Tuesday as a special salute to health care workers. The mayor says during the pandemic, the health care professionals showed their bravery, courage and commitment as they worked tirelessly on the front lines to stop the spread of...
    Two families were left homeless one day after Christmas due to a raging house fire. The fire took place around 2:32 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 26 in Orange County at 118 Plains Road in Walden. The first responding Walden units, along with the Coldenham and Wallkill Fire departments, found heavy fire showing from the front of a...
    Fire departments across Los Angeles County will soon receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, bringing relief to agencies whose ranks have been hit by the spread of the virus in the community. Emergency medical services personnel will be vaccinated in the first distribution phase, according to county health officials. The Los Angeles Fire Department expects...
    The first five first responders to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the District have been identified — all five are members of D.C. Fire and EMS, and the department’s chief will be among them. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the group — appropriately named The First Five — on Sunday. “Today, we have hope. After a...
    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – The law enforcement community and firefighting team in the City of Westminster is mourning the loss of Gary Pedigo Sr., an exceptionally long serving member of both the police and fire departments. He died from health complications of coronavirus on Wednesday. (credit: City of Westminster) Pedigo worked for the city for...
    By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz and public safety officials pleaded Wednesday for Minnesotans to follow coronavirus safety guidelines to protect their local police, fire and ambulance services, which have been hit hard by staff shortages amid the surge in cases. Jay Wood, a firefighter from Plato, a town of...
    BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Two homes were damaged and five people displaced by a fire early Sunday morning Berkeley firefighters believe started in a recreation vehicle parked in a driveway. Berkeley Fire Department Chief Dave Brannigan said firefighters responded to a call at about 4:35 a.m. in the 900 block of Delaware Street, about...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Fire Marshal Division reports that the fire department in Plato is currently out of commission due to COVID-19 cases. As of now, it’s the only department that’s been shut down because of the pandemic, but the state is monitoring other departments currently managing outbreaks. The fire...
    STICKNEY, Ill. (WLS) -- Multiple fire departments joined forces Thursday morning to battle a large junkyard fire in west suburban Stickney.The blaze broke out before 6 a.m. at the junkyard in the 5000-block of 40th Street.RELATED: Woman killed in Lansing apartment building fire, survivors describe how they escaped flamesThe fire appeared to be contained to...
    A fully involved Long Island house fire took seven fire departments to extinguish. The blaze began around 6:45 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4 in Miller Place, on Henearly Drive. The first units arriving on the scene found the two-story residential building in blaze, said the Miller Fire Department. Under the joint direction of Ex-Chief Kyle Markott and...
    COMPTON (CBSLA) — Compton’s newest firefighter is beyond adorable and has four legs. (credit: CBS) Brownie, a 2-year-old Labrador, is the newest arson investigator with the Compton Fire Department. She is only the second arson K9 in all of Los Angeles County. Brownie and her partner, Engineer Firefighter and Arson Investigator Darren Juardo, ran through...
    The landfill fire at Bondi’s Island that burned for four days has been extinguished. West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt announced on Monday, Oct. 19, around noon that the fire that began on Friday had been put out. A three-alarm fire broke out at the landfill at the wastewater treatment facility known a Bondi’s Island around...
    KATY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — An apartment complex under construction in the Houston suburbs caught fire October 14, causing an inferno that could be seen for miles away. The fire started around 6:30 a.m., sending flames and thick smoke high into the air. (credit: KTRK/NNS) The San Tierra Apartments had been under construction for several months,...
    SHALER, Pa. (KDKA) – Thursday morning, crews battled a house fire near Victory Road in Shaler Township. The challenge for firefighters wasn’t so much about the fire itself, but rather where the home is located, tucked back along a road. KDKA learned Shaler Township police were first on scene. NEW— on scene of a house...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Several West Virginia fire departments are sharing $1.3 million in federal grants for upgrades, the state's two U.S. senators announced. The funds come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin said Friday in a joint statement. “We must make certain...
    It took eight fire departments to put out a raging house fire over the weekend. On Saturday, Sept. 19, around 11:30 p.m., Spencer firefighters responded to a report of a fire on Sheppard Road. The fire had started in the attic, firefighters said. The flames quickly spread and the town called in back up from...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Over the past week, the Delaware Valley saw a series of troubling acts of violence against police officers. The incidents spanned Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Two men are charged with the arson of a patrol car parked on the 2100 block of South Simpson Street in Southwest Philadelphia around 3:30 a.m....
    BETHPAGE, Nassau County (WABC) -- A homeowner was killed when a fire broke out inside their home in Nassau County.The flames broke out inside the home on Farm Ranch Road East in Bethpage around 2 a.m. Friday.Efforts were made to save the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.The victim appears to have...
    BETHPAGE, Nassau County (WABC) -- A homeowner was killed when a fire broke out inside their home in Nassau County.The flames broke out inside the home on Farm Ranch Road East in Bethpage around 2 a.m. Friday.Efforts were made to save the homeowner, but they were pronounced dead at the scene.Fire departments from Levittown, Farmingdale...
    AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) – Governor Greg Abbott announced that firefighters and support personnel from across Texas were deployed to help combat the devastating wildfires currently impacting the state of California. “Texas is ready to answer the call for help when disaster strikes — whether it’s here in the Lone Star State or across the country,” said...
    To make ends meet going into 2020, the St. Paul Public Library system dumped most of its memberships in professional organizations, slashed repair and maintenance spending and even sold a car. And next year? Cutting a projected $1.3 million from the library system will take a lot more than dumping the service vehicle used for...
    Chief Troy Brock announced this week that the Rome-Floyd County Fire Department has maintained an ISO rating of Class 2/2X. There are over 40,000 fire departments across the nation that are graded by ISO and only 1,700 have the high rating of a...
    SACRAMENTO (KABC) -- A toxic firefighting foam that has been linked to cancer and contaminated drinking water throughout California could soon be banned in the state.State lawmakers on Sunday voted to phase out the sale and use of the foam to local fire departments, chemical plants and oil refineries, the Los Angeles Times reports.The measure,...
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — On a sweltering July morning, Rose Wilson struggled to breathe as she sat in her bed, the light from her computer illuminating her face and the oxygen tubes in her nose. Wilson, a retiree who worked as a public health department nurse supervisor in Duval County for 35 years, had just...
    By LAURA UNGAR, JASON DEAREN and HANNAH RECHT, Associated Press and Kaiser Health News JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — On a sweltering July morning, Rose Wilson struggled to breathe as she sat in her bed, the light from her computer illuminating her face and the oxygen tubes in her nose. Wilson, a retiree who worked as...
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Seventeen fire departments across Rhode Island are sharing almost $3.9 million in federal grants to help them replace worn out and obsolete equipment with more modern, efficient gear, officials say. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters grants will be used to purchase critical equipment, including fire hoses, trucks high-tech...
    FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Twenty fire departments in Maine are getting gas detection meters from the state to help prevent another disaster like the Farmington gas leak explosion. The explosion last September killed Farmington fire Capt. Michael Bell and injured seven other people. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said the new detection meters will help firefighters...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- As a committed advocate of fire safety and prevention, Kidde understands that protecting your family also means protecting your pets.Every year, 500,000 pets suffer from smoke inhalation and 40,000 lose their lives in home fires.Sharon Cooksey, Kidde Safety Educator, shared about pet safety on Midday Live.The inspiration for pet fire safety...
    Eight firefighters were hospitalized with heat exhaustion Monday after rescuing 20 or so residents – several of whom were trapped – during a roaring Monday afternoon blaze that ravaged two homes and damaged others in Passaic. Seven of the firefighters are from the city and the eighth is from Wallington, Passaic Mayor Hector Carlos Lora...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Several local fire departments have sent crews to Hawaii on Sunday night for the countdown to Hurricane Douglas making landfall there. The firefighters have been called on to help with search and rescue efforts if needed. The hurricane is the first to approach so close to Hawaii in a decade. Sacramento Fire...
    ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pa. (KDAK) — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to force groups to cancel or postpone events, fire departments are losing a key source of income through fundraisers. The Cherry City Volunteer Fire Company holds several fundraisers each year, including a golf outing, street fair and weekly bingo. Each event has been canceled...
    BRIDGEVILLE (KDKA) – Multiple fire departments have been called to battle a house fire in Bridgeville. A home in the 600 block of Baldwin Road caught fire on Saturday evening. According to Cindy Ghelarducci, the home belonged to her husband and father-in-law. She tells KDKA that no one was inside during the...
    ALLEGHENY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Allegheny Township in Westmoreland County has two fire departments, but neither will be answering any calls in the next few days. “The departments could be out of service for a week,” Allegheny Township Supervisor Greg Primm says. Primm says coronavirus concerns are shuttering both stations for the time being. “One of...
    CONCORD (KPIX) — Bay Area fire officials warned that illegal fireworks were creating an extreme fire danger leading into the Fourth of July holiday and it looks like their predictions came true. At more than 10 acres, a fire just off Highway 4 on the border of Pittsburg and Concord was the largest in Contra...
    Coronavirus is keeping most people at home this weekend, but Pat Barrett has his own plans for the Fourth of July. Barrett and his wife Penny will be spending Saturday at a fire station by Foothills Park in Palo Alto, face-masks and binoculars handy. From their perch, they’ll be able to spot any smoke or...
    PASADENA (CBSLA) — For the first time, an all-female Pasadena Fire Department crew rode together on Engine 34. The city of Pasadena posted a photo of Station 34’s Tuesday crew, which was not a permanent staffing move, but a definite sign of progress. Fire stations are required to be staffed with a captain, an...
    An increase in drownings in the Potomac River has led local fire departments to remind swimmers that it is not only dangerous but illegal to swim in certain areas. D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Vito Maggiolo said with pools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, more people are going to the river for a...
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